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First Lady Without a Portfolio (or a Ring) Seeks Her Own Path
The New York Times ^ | May 16, 2012 | MAĻA de la BAUME

Posted on 05/16/2012 2:23:59 PM PDT by Cincinna

Valérie Trierweiler faces an uncommon predicament.

Twice married and twice divorced, she covered French politics as a journalist for more than 20 years with no inkling that she would one day become France’s first lady, certainly not when she fell for François Hollande, a jovial, unglamorous leftist politician who hardly seemed like presidential material.

“I almost want to laugh when I think of it,” Ms. Trierweiler said in a telephone interview.

But Mr. Hollande was elected on May 6 and was sworn in on Tuesday, and now Ms. Trierweiler — whom he calls “the love of my life” — is concerned with preserving her independence while supporting her partner.

“In France, a first lady has no status, and therefore she isn’t supposed to do anything else,” Ms. Trierweiler said. “My perception of life is not to ask François Hollande, who isn’t the father of my children, to support me financially.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: france; hollande; liveingirlfriend; soundsbrazen; valerie

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1 posted on 05/16/2012 2:24:02 PM PDT by Cincinna
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To: Cincinna

gawd, try to at least put up a facade of objectivity, Grey Lady.


2 posted on 05/16/2012 2:26:30 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: Cincinna
Gush, gush
Slobber, slobber

Every woman should be so lucky to marry be in an open, noncommitted relationship with a socialist leader.

Maybe Maureen Dowd can write a column on the beauty of it.

*gag*
3 posted on 05/16/2012 2:30:58 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Cincinna

...and the liberals salivate that marriages like this can become the norm here one day.


4 posted on 05/16/2012 2:32:05 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Cincinna

5 posted on 05/16/2012 2:33:04 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Cincinna; afraidfortherepublic; mojo114; seenenuf; LucyT; Think free or die; DollyCali; ...

French First Lady? Sounds more like Mme de Pompadour, or Mme du Barry, official Mistresses to French monarchs. 

  It gets worse! Twice married and divorced, she left hubby #2 in 2005 for Hollande. They were living together in 2007 when he was still with Segolène Royal who ran against Sarko for President, and lost. 

  Now Valérie is out in the open, with an ego as big as Moochelle-Antoinette, but a much smaller caboose. 

 And, as the photos show, she is no Carla Bruni, beautiful and discreet. She is a loudmouth pushy dame with a lot of plastic surgery. 

 And, as we saw in the transfer of power ceremony yesterday, Hollande is a boor, and boring, with bad manners (he didn’t even accompany Nicolas and Carla to their car, as protocol demands), and in praising every single president since de Gaulle, he couldn’t bring himself to find anything positive to say about Sarko, just wished him good luck.

 The kicker is, as all the photos show, Hollande us a small man in every way... he is even shorter than Sarko!


6 posted on 05/16/2012 2:33:24 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: the invisib1e hand

You gotta be kidding..........Objectivity isn’t even in their Style Manual.............


7 posted on 05/16/2012 2:33:51 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Cincinna
Ms. Trierweiler — whom he calls “the love of my life” — is concerned with preserving her independence while supporting her partner.

Wow. NY Times readers are sure well-informed by such hard-hitting journalism.

I fell asleep by the third paragraph.

8 posted on 05/16/2012 2:34:05 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Cincinna

If truth be told she was probably pushing him the entire way. She probably also made a deal with his wife. They have no business being in government.


9 posted on 05/16/2012 2:34:55 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Erik Latranyi

This is not a marriage! François Hollande is on the record stating he will not marry her, as he would not marry Royal, the mother of his four children because “marriage is a bourgeois institution”.

Pauvre France!


10 posted on 05/16/2012 2:37:49 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Thanks, Erik
Now all we need are some nice photos if Sarko and Carla.
Some of my French friends walked over to the Elysée Palace to say goodbye and applaud them as they drove away. There was a large cheering crowd. The staff inside the courtyard, and the public outside.


11 posted on 05/16/2012 2:41:36 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna


That's no dame, that's a broad.



This is a dame.
12 posted on 05/16/2012 2:45:27 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: freekitty

Kitty,
Agree on all counts. Hollande is a weak technocrat, she is a bossy journalist. The wife, or live in girlfriend in this case, always knows.
Deal: To Sego, I’ll make you President, even though he didn’t do much to help here, even tho he was head of the Socialist Party all along.


13 posted on 05/16/2012 2:45:59 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna
France deserves better.

In fact, France deserves better than Socialism and/or Islam.

But then, only the French can deliver themselves, no one else can.

14 posted on 05/16/2012 2:53:19 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: All



COMPARE & CONTRAST
CARLA



THE WOOKIE, THE COOKIE & THE ROOKIE


15 posted on 05/16/2012 2:56:16 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Navy Patriot

I agree; France does deserve better. They already have buyers remorse.

It isn’t too late though. The first round if the legislative elections are in a few weeks, and Hollande is already unpopular for picking a convicted felon for PM and dusting Martine Aubry, daughter if his mentor, Jacques Delors. The left altogether cannot even poll at close to 50% so if they don’t get a majority, Hollande will be forced into a “cohabitation” with the Right, with a rightwing PM and government.

I’ll post more on this when more polling us available.


16 posted on 05/16/2012 3:02:55 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna; Erik Latranyi
http://www.ledauphine.com/fr/images/A7B6CAE0-9E45-4DCC-A6E3-B03758D47051/LDL_06/valerie-trierweiler.jpg

GAH! She looks like two Pink Plums replaced her cheeks.

No thanks I will take the Grace and Natural Looks of some like a Sarah Palin or Carla Bruni any day! (not to mention not being an Adulterous Air Head!)

17 posted on 05/16/2012 3:08:01 PM PDT by KC_Lion (I am finished with listening to empty promises of the great GOP saving me in 4 more years.)
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To: All

These “Carla Bruni is a natural beauty” remarks are killing me. She is loaded with fillers and Botox these days. Very scary looking.


18 posted on 05/16/2012 3:14:41 PM PDT by coop71 (Being a redhead means never having to say you're sorry...)
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To: Cincinna
On a cruise last month, I asked a couple fom Slovenia if they went into this beautiful Cathedral.....their answer was...."We don't believe in God...we are SOCIALISTS"!! sad and pathetic.

Went to Mass on Sunday in Barcelona in one of the most expensive areas of the city.....there were 19 people at Mass......19!! No WONDER these counties are DOOMED!

19 posted on 05/16/2012 4:52:20 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Cincinna

Well it’s going to be a ride for the French..no two ways about it. Keep the articles going Cincinna, it should be an interesting year.


20 posted on 05/16/2012 9:02:06 PM PDT by caww
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To: Ann Archy

It is tragic. Magnificent churches and a beautiful religious heritage and the churches in these socialist paradises are empty.

There is a spiritual awakening among the young in France and Spain.

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue, the equal sharing of misery”
 Winston Churchill


21 posted on 05/16/2012 9:18:32 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Cincinna.


22 posted on 05/16/2012 10:02:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Sorry to be petty...is that what passes for a smile?


23 posted on 05/17/2012 11:17:10 AM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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